Posted by Chandra Splond on 2014-03-19

Enterprising recent graduates are among Samford University alumnae and friends being featured as "women of achievement" during Women's History Month. The recognitions coincide with the university's centennial celebration of coeducation.

The 23 women are being featured on the university's website this month.

Caroline Noland, a 2012 graduate now lives in Pakistan and has dedicated her life to international development and education for marginalized people.

Catherine Henderson '09 works for a local pharmacy in Decatur, Ala., but also has started a compounded anti-aging skincare line called SimplySkin Rx.

After earning a law degree in 2001, Martha Roby practiced with a Montgomery, Ala., law firm before being elected to Congress where she has become a forceful advocate for cutting wasteful spending to balance the budget, reducing the national debt and eliminating bureaucratic red tape that limits the private sector's ability to get Americans back to work.

These three represent the thousands of women with ties to Samford who are making a difference.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.